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Functional Techniques for the Evaluation and Treatment of Parkinsons Disease

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two-day intermediate level course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinsons disease. The most current evidence-based and advanced concepts in rehabilitation for the effective management of Parkinsons disease will be thoroughly discussed. This course enables the clinician to identify impairments and functional limitations of patients with Parkinsons disease and then implement an effective treatment plan to achieve optimal outcomes. An overview of common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies are thoroughly discussed. The interactive laboratory sessions throughout day two will enhance the information learned on integrative and functional treatment techniques. The techniques can be immediately applied to the clinical setting to promote positive treatment outcomes. The case studies presented enable the clinician to perform effective evaluations and to develop appropriate rehabilitation programs. Proper documentation and goal-writing guidelines are also discussed. The clinician who attends this interactive seminar will gain knowledge that can immediately be applied in the clinical setting and will have the information that is needed to develop comprehensive evaluations and treatment programs for people with Parkinsons disease.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Describe the pathophysiology of Parkinsons disease and understand the underlying physiological, anatomical changes and symptoms associated with the disease.
  • Perform a thorough evaluation of patients with Parkinsons disease and interpret the findings to develop a systematic treatment plan.
  • Understand the common medications used in the medical treatment of Parkinsons disease, their effectiveness on symptoms and how they can affect rehabilitation.
  • Learn a variety of assessment tools and tests for balance, gait, posture and flexibility.
  • Develop an evidence-based treatment program for Parkinsons disease while incorporating realistic functional goals with measurable outcomes.
  • Incorporate exercises derived from Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and small exercise apparatuses for creative, innovative treatments for clinical and home exercise programs.
  • Discuss the latest evidence-based treatment techniques.
  • Instructor name

    Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS

    My focus is on improving daily function through innovative yet effective, safe, and evidence-based treatments.
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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education. Provider number 4487. Please download the specific course brochure for the AOTA classification and allotted AOTA hours. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU.

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Call for evidence-based status. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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